cheap place to go
The airport is very small i think >_
Padang is identic with Jam Gadang ^_^
Bukit Tinggi, Padang , Indonesia is a very popular place to shopping especially on local made songket or handmade clothes. The price is very-very cheap dan furthermore we can find how creative the peoples and the villagers there ini making a good and quality clothes.Most of the clothes was made by hand, and there is no hightech machines at all.Once...more
Pantai air manis (sweet water beach), the beach famous with the legend of malin Kundang. Malin Kundang from poor family and he felt that he had to leave his family in this idyllic tropical place to seek his fortune elsewhere. Restless though he was he did not forget his family and home and so soon after achieving success and gaining great fortune...more
Had a pleasant 3 nite stay which includes breakfast. Breakfast alfresco at around 7am local time is...more
Jln. Permindo 40, Padang, 25000, Indonesia
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Jl. Ir. H. Juandano. 79, Padang, 25115, Indonesia
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
we found the place accidentally.we interested to try because we saw lots of people eat there. and since it's a unique local, we want to give a try.it turned out really delicious. when we want to buy another portion, they ran out of it!!and it's cheap, less than rp 10.000 for one portion. the sate!more
The water feature which forms part of the facade of the restaurant captured my sight. The restaurant, as in most parts of Bt Tinggi is very clean indeed. It serves local Padang food where all their dishes are spread out for you and you may find repeated dishes being served. You, however pay for only what you eat at the end of it.One of the best...more
For Rupiah 50,000 (children free entry)you can catch 100 mins of minang culture presented to you in the form of song, dance and martical arts performance. Available only on Fri and Saturday nites
Dress Code: Casual
Getting to Padang city is pretty easy and convenient. From Singapore:You can get a direct flight from Singapore with Silkair (www.silkair.com) or a new budged airline Tiger Airways (www.tigerairways.com). Travel time is around 1hour and 10 mins. Don't take Garuda because the flight is enrouted to Jakarta or other city. Your travel time will be at...more
I suggest you walk in tradtional market and find something interests you. There is really nothing much to buy here in Padang, though it's commercial and political centre in West Sumatra Province. However, some local Indonesian stuff do worth buying. For instance, a leaf hat is very different from the one here in Taiwan or, say, the other countires...more
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If you are a white foreigner (locally known as bule) you tend to get stared at in places where few white foreigners go, but overall, Indonesians stand back and look, rather than gather around you. Those who do come right up to you are usually kids. The other habit which altogether ordinary to Indonesians is touching between those of the same...more
Padang is really hot during dry season, so be careful when you travel to Padang in very hot weather you may get heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Heat stroke is not common, but is very dangerous. It occurs especially in older people and alcoholics during hot weather. Signs: The skin is red, very hot, and dry. Not even the armpits are moist. The...more
Theft can be a problem. If you are mindful of your valuable things and precautions, the chances of being ripped off are small. Most thefts are the result of carelessness or naivety. The chances of theft are highest in crowded places and when traveling on public trains, buses and bemos. Pickpockets are common in big cities, and crowded bus and train...more
Padang which is on Sumatra island lies near the Sunda Fault and is prone to earthquakes. According to the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency and U.S. Geological Service, an 8.4 RS earthquake hit West Sumatra province and Bengkulu province. The earthquake epicenter was 105 km off the coast of Bengkulu province. There have been several aftershocks,...more
Luggage and bags:
Locks and waterproof cover for your luggage – it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In Padang and in most part of Sumatra like Bengkulu, Palembang, Pekanbaru, the wet season falls between October and April, the wettest months are January and February that can make travel more difficult. The weather is still hot and more humid, but the January to February rains can come in sudden tropical downpours, and or it can also rain nonstop for a whole day.
Bring plenty of socks to wear while wearing shoes, folding umbrella, a light waterproof rain jacket (heavy plastic raincoat might be too warm for the humid tropics), long pants and/or jeans, shorts, T-shirts, and flip flops.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, toilet paper, anti malarial pills, analgesic pills, Antihistamine pills for any allergic reactions.
Photo Equipment: Zip lock bags for use in protecting your camera equipment, travel documents, etc. It's a good idea to bring extra batteries and SD cards, in case you go someplace where you can’t buy replacement stocks.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flashlight, mosquito repellent & sarong.
Miscellaneous: Electrical systems in most Southeast Asian countries use different voltages. Bring a transformer or adapter if your electronic devices don’t work properly with the local electricity.
Hope it helps.
Less than an hours drive from Bukit Tinggi go to a place called Pandai Sikek. Here you will find cottage industries where weaving and woodcarving is a skilled well practised. The products are offered for sale of course and prices are negotiable (generally 30% - 50% discount of the original is quite the norm.more
This beach is about 20km+ away from city. Hiring a cab costs Rph100,000 round trip. There, you cannot do a lot since the beach is quite small and has nothing to see. The thing that I suggest is take a boat, an one engine boat and go to any one of the offshore island. It's like a HEAVEN in the middle of nowhere. It was so beautiful that all of us...more
Thanks to its location. According to my Tiger Tale magazine from Tiger Airways, Padang is a fabulous place for surfing and diving. Contact your hotel information desk, you would find out more. If you don't have enough money or time like us, why not just make yourself to a pulau ( island ) swimming all day long, enjoying the sunshine, indulging yourself with the scenery.
Equipment: For diving, you can basically rent from the diving centre.
For surfing, take you board with you.
For swimming, yah, no need to mention.
In the day, the weather can be as good as possible or as cloudy as it could be. Don't need to worry or forget to take an umbrella with you. Why?! Because it rains mostly in the late afternoon. Just within a few minutes, it rains dogs and cats. While I was sitting in our taxi, I saw people get saturated horrily, some of whom did not even have time...more
Padang's new airport has moved for anout half a year so far. The old one Tabing is only 7km away from the city; while the new oneMinankabau needs 40 min drives, which means furthuer from the city. If you don't have enough money to pay for your international departure airport tax, please do change before entering the check. If you change money...more